Domestic carmaker Mahindra is reportedly planning to launch an electric version of the XUV300 – christened XUV400 – on September 6. The length of the upcoming electric SUV will be 4.2-metres. In comparison, the ICE-powered XUV300 and its direct rival, the Nexon EV, have a length of 3.9-metres. The XUV400 can be expected to offer a range of 350-400 km on a single charge. In comparison, the ARAI range of the Nexon EV and Nexon EV Max are rated at 312 km and 437 km per charge, respectively. The XUV 400 was first showcased along with the electric variant of the KUV at the Auto Expo 2020.
As per the spy shots shared by AutoCar India, the car has been confirmed to be based on the XUV300. The images show the car in a camouflage paint job, meaning the car is most likely a production-spec with no dummy parts attached. Also Read – Mahindra Unveils Five New Electric SUVs With New XUV and BE Brands Images reveal the charging socket on the front left fender. The images also reveal that the car will sit lower than the standard XUV300 and will have standard steel wheels instead of alloy ones.
The XUV400 EV is likely to come with the latest Connected Tech and ADAS features, a new headlight with integrated DRLs, a close-off front grille, a new design for the tail lamps. The car will also get an updated LED taillight with redesigned lighting elements. It could also feature a larger touchscreen system featuring the brand’s Adreno X infotainment system. The XUV 400 EV is likely to be placed in the segment of the Tata Nexon EV, which costs around Rs 15 lakh.
The company has recently introduced two new platforms BE and XUV for electric cars. Mahindra aims to lead the electric mobility revolution in India by launching a new electric SUV. Mahindra unveiled two new brands that were specially created to house the company’s EV portfolio – the XUV with the Twin Peak logo in copper and the all-new electric-only brand called BE.
The new XUV brand will host a host of products that will be based on existing Mahindra cars. These cars will get a futuristic design and will be targeted to bring in new members in the Mahindra family while keeping the existing brand enthusiastic. These cars will be more familiar as it will be based on some of the existing XUV brand ICE vehicles.
After the XUV400, the Mahindra XUV300-based electric car to be launched next month will rival the Tata Nexon EV: Details here first appeared on BGR India.